Meet the Team

Meet the Team

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President

David Brackett

President

David Brackett

I’m passionate about – Empowering others to lead and make a difference in the world. I love to inspire others and help them to pursue their passion. When this happens, it lights me up inside.

For fun I like to – Travel the world, try new foods, play Spanish guitar and learn about other cultures.

The best thing about Linguava is – Our passion for serving marginalized communities to help them be empowered, connected and understood. We live diversity and welcome all people to join us in our mission.

Some day I hope to – Scuba dive in Fiji with my wife. I dream about Fiji a couple times a week.

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Accounts Receivable Manager

Baongoc Thai - "Vi"

Accounts Receivable Manager

Baongoc Thai - "Vi"

I’m passionate about – Helping those less fortunate than me.

For fun, I like to – Hike around the beautiful Northwest, catch a good movie, or cook new dishes.

The best thing about Linguava is – Our family-like culture. We are committed to helping others achieve success.

Some day I hope to – Travel the world to experience the different cultures and taste all those delicious foods.

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Interpreter Relations Coordinator

Daria Abel

Interpreter Relations Coordinator

Daria Abel

I’m passionate about – Languages and cultures and how they relate to one another.

For fun I like to – Try something new; do yoga and crossfit; travel, read, hike.

The best thing about Linguava is – The inspiring people here that I get to work with.

Some day I hope to – Spend a few years traveling around our beautiful planet.

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Interpreter Specialist

Orlando Alvarez

Interpreter Specialist

Orlando Alvarez

I’m passionate about –  Music Production, books, and art in general.

For fun I like to –  Play with my band around Portland, playing video games, spend time with family and friends.

The best thing about Linguava is –  Kindness and love, at every turn. A compassionate worldview with the potentiality to be universal.

Some day I hope to –  Learn Hebrew, visit Rome, play along Juan Luis Guerra, and meet God face to face.

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Customer Service Specialist

Sarah Becerra

Customer Service Specialist

Sarah Becerra

I’m passionate about –  Hiking, food, learning about other cultures, and travel.

For fun I like to –  Try new things, hike new trails and go on drives.

The best thing about Linguava is –  The community that you feel a part of.

Some day I hope to –  Take an extended amount of time off to travel together with my husband.

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Customer Service Specialist

Juliet Christian

Customer Service Specialist

Juliet Christian

I’m passionate about –  Human Rights, Equality and my community.

For fun I like to –  Take dance classes, watch baseball, read and snuggle with my cats.

The best thing about Linguava is –  Everything! Great coworkers (including our interpreters!), wonderful work culture, and the big boss barbecues for us.

Some day I hope to –  Leave the world a better place than I found it!

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Software Engineer

Jason Frank

Software Engineer

Jason Frank

I’m passionate about –  Music, film and wood working.

For fun I like to –  Make things for my home, like tables, lights and more and whipping up some delicious meals.

The best thing about Linguava is –  Everybody is very professional, nice to work with and the work we do for our clients helps them live better and healthier lives.

Some day I hope to –  travel beyond our planet and explore the cosmos.

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Assistant Call Center Manager

Neil Hanamura

Assistant Call Center Manager

Neil Hanamura

I’m passionate about –  personal development and self-growth—so that I am able to be my best self for others such as my children, family, friends and community through servicing, motivation and creating memorable experiences. I’m also a passionate follower of Christ and a Laker fan.

For fun I like to –  Spend time with my family, go out to movies, eat out at restaurants, BBQ, listen to music, play basketball, hit the gym and travel!

The best thing about Linguava is –  That this company puts people first. This is a company that backs up it’s core values through action and service and takes them very seriously. It is refreshing to work for a company that puts people first over money and process.

Some day I hope to –  Have court side seats at the Staple Center and watch my Lakers live in Los Angeles. I also hope to create amazing memories while traveling the world.

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Office Coordinator

David Jenkins

Office Coordinator

David Jenkins

I’m passionate about –  Anything involving creativity, art, photography, music, etc. I love that people are able to express themselves in ways besides words.

For fun I like to –  Go camping, hiking and eating all the candy I can possibly find.

The best thing about Linguava is –  The focus it puts on people. Before anything, Linguava looks after its people. Whether that be its office staff, interpreters, clients and/or the patients they serve, people are at its core.

Some day I hope to –  Travel the world and document every bit of it so I can pass along the wonders of travel to friends and family.

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Lead Interpreter Navigator

Imelda Mejia

Lead Interpreter Navigator

Imelda Mejia

I’m passionate about –  Serving the community.

For fun I like to –  Go Hiking.

The best thing about Linguava is –  Serving our community with love and respect.

Some day I hope to –  Travel to Italy with my kids to visit their family.

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Interpreter Relations Manager

Danielle Morales

Interpreter Relations Manager

Danielle Morales

I’m passionate about – Contributing in whatever way I can to make the world a better place.

For fun, I like to – Go hiking, go to the beach, and try new restaurants. I also love cooking, working out, painting, and attending church.

The best thing about Linguava is – The kind, passionate, diverse group of people I get to work with.

Some day I hope to – Share my love for Spanish interpretation with my future children and go on a cruise.

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Interpreter Relations Coordinator

Grace Nelson

Interpreter Relations Coordinator

Grace Nelson

I’m passionate about –  Languages! I love how languages work and how the same idea can be expressed with a different structure in each language.

For fun I like to –  Try new places to eat! Portland has amazing places to eat I yet have to explore.

The best thing about Linguava is –  Working for Linguava feels like being around family. The work atmosphere is full of diversity and respect. I also love that Linguava is always trying to evolve to provide the best service for LEPs.

Some day I hope to –  I often dream of being able to interpret for a world conference on women for the UN. I also hope to be able to retake French classes.

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Account Receivable Specialist

Thomas Nguyen

Account Receivable Specialist

Thomas Nguyen

I’m passionate about – numbers, spreadsheets, and learning new things.  I like working as part of a team to accomplish our goals and get things done. I am up for a challenge when it comes to problem solving and finding solutions to make the workflow more efficient.

For fun I like to – Try new food and restaurants around Oregon and the world. I also am a fan of action-packed movies like the Marvel series. I like to explore Oregon’s nature scene and coast. I live up to Portland’s motto – Keep Portland Weird!

The best thing about Linguava is – The diversity in the workplace. I have the friendliest and most helpful co-workers here and together we have great teamwork like the Justice League!

Some day I hope to – Travel the world, meet new people, and experience new cultures. I would love to travel to Europe someday and revisit Vietnam.

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Customer Service Specialist

Andrew Nilsen

Customer Service Specialist

Andrew Nilsen

I’m passionate about –  Bridging cultural divides, yummy food, and good podcasts.

For fun I like to –  Play basketball, cook, and spend time with friends and family.

The best thing about Linguava is –  Is the positive, contagious energy.

Some day I hope to –  Have visited all the Spanish speaking countries.

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Customer Service Specialist

Miguel Romero

Customer Service Specialist

Miguel Romero

I’m passionate about –  Football, futbol and soccer! I’m a huge fan. I also coach youth soccer and very passionate about that as well.

For fun I like to –  Watch soccer matches, live or TV and I love spending time with my family.

The best thing about Linguava is –  How we are able to help so many people in so many different ways.

Some day I hope to –  Open and operate a soccer facility with outdoor and futsal fields.

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Customer Service Specialist

Koy Saechao

Customer Service Specialist

Koy Saechao

I’m passionate about –  Helping others, finding the positive in every situation and striving to work hard to achieve goals.

For fun I like to –  Create memories by taking weekend trips to the beach, road trips and trying new food with my family.

The best thing about Linguava is –  We genuinely care about the service we provide to our community, we provide excellent customer service with each interaction with our clients and interpreters and we always strive for the better in improving our company motto.

Some day I hope to –  be an example for others to follow.

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Lead Data Analyst

Ammel Trinidad

Lead Data Analyst

Ammel Trinidad

I’m passionate about –  My career, because I know that whatever we do at Linguava makes a difference in people’s lives. It feels good knowing that my voice and actions act as an instrument that helps connect patients, providers and interpreters.

For fun I like to –  Travel! I am planning to see the world and enrich my knowledge with different cultures. Read books, mostly interested in anything medically related. I also like to drive around and spend time with my family.

The best thing about Linguava is –  They help figure out your strengths and bring out the best in you. I’m so lucky to be with a company that allows me to grow personally and professionally. I’m surrounded by wonderful people that inspire me to do well.

Some day I hope to –  Make a significant contribution that will help form and improve the company for the better. I also hope to someday go on an adventure with my special someone.

 

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